Housing First aims to provide a stable, independent home and intensive personalised support and case management to homeless people with multiple and complex needs. Housing is seen as a human right by Housing First services. There are no conditions around housing readiness before providing someone with a home, rather secure housing is viewed as a stable platform from which other issues can be addressed in line with the individual’s needs. The housing is not conditional on the individual engaging with other support services or proving themselves housing ready.
My role is to ensure the coordination of project activities to support Housing First mobilisation across the West Midland combined authorities.